Birmingham, AL

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 12.22.20)

 

AGE IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years17,7658.4%
25 to 29 years21,29910.0%
30 to 34 years15,7137.4%
35 to 39 years12,8076.0%
40 to 44 years11,6635.5%
45 to 49 years11,6665.5%
50 to 54 years13,4446.3%
55 to 59 years14,8607.0%
60 to 64 years13,8106.5%
65 to 69 years10,3754.9%
70 to 74 years6,7593.2%
75 to 79 years5,2152.5%
80 to 84 years3,9871.9%
85+ years3,8351.8%

The median age in Birmingham is 35.8 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White56,50927.0%
Black or African American141,37767.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native3610.2%
Asian2,9461.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2060.1%
Other3,9331.9%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade3,6042.4%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma13,7489.2%
High school graduate (includes GED)43,46129.1%
Some college, no degree29,57519.8%
Associate’s degree14,7939.9%
Bachelor’s degree26,27117.6%
Graduate or professional degree17,82511.9%
High school graduate or higher131,92588.4%
Bachelor’s degree or higher44,09629.5%
Less than Bachelor’s degree105,18170.5%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,00013.5%
$10,000 to $14,9998.4%
$15,000 to $24,99915.6%
$25,000 to $34,99912.2%
$35,000 to $49,99913.6%
$50,000 to $74,99915.9%
$75,000 to $99,9998.9%
$100,000 to $149,9997.8%
$150,000 to $199,9991.8%
$200,000 or more2.2%

Median household income: $35,346

Mean household income: $51,555

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$18,405
High school graduate (includes GED)$22,952
Some college or Associate’s degree$26,274
Bachelor’s degree$44,049
Graduate or professional degree$54,204

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

 PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 176,873 NA
Never married87,61149.5%
Now married (except separated)45,33325.6%
Separated7,0024.0%
Widowed11,9506.8%
Divorced24,97714.1%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

 PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line55,73727.2%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

Owner-occupied housing units41,164
Renter-occupied housing units48,716
Single-family detached units68,622
Homeownership rate45.8%
Vacancy rate21.0%
Renters rate68.7%
Average housing value$146,579
Average monthly owner cost (with mortgage)$714
Average rent$619

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

Average income$51,555
Average household size2.26
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force60.1%
Percent disabled17.9%
Percent with health coverage86.9%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)21.8
Percent workers using public transportation2.3%
Percent veterans7.6%
Percent foreign born3.7%
Percent speaking Spanish at home1.7%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

Total consumer expenditures per household$46,738.65
Alcoholic beverages$353.97
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$207.90
Beer consumed away from home$64.04
Wine consumed away from home$30.20
Apparel & services$1,360.20
Men’s apparel$258.04
Women’s apparel$457.06
Children’s apparel$202.83
Boys’ apparel$69.39
Girls’ apparel$76.96
Footwear$312.62
Dining out (food away from home)$2,331.39
Dining out – Breakfast$239.97
Dining out – Lunch$729.14
Dining out – Dinner$1,079.83
Education$943.68
Entertainment / recreation$2,007.46
Club membership fees$137.34
Dating services$0.60
Pet food$165.68
Pet services$37.97
Food consumed at home$3,317.12
Bakery products consumed at home$435.08
Dairy products consumed at home$335.57
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$637.97
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$743.06
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$333.61
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,165.44
Health care$3,736.13
Medical services$658.94
Nonprescription drugs$93.78
Household Services$1,267.44
Care for the elderly and handicapped$54.64
Lawn and garden services$264.53
Housekeeping services$101.67
PC repair$4.30
Housing$14,837.60
Home improvements$1,476.68
Utilities, fuel, and public services$3,201.39
Phone services$1,158.84
Water$455.65
Life and other insurance$278.34
Pensions and social security$4,804.72
Personal care products and services$559.98
Hair care products$67.56
Personal care products$236.18
Local transportation$5,493.41
Gasoline$1,448.82
Vehicle maintenance and repair$731.15
Travel$1,297.96
Airline fares$312.68
Auto / truck rental on trips$15.01
Lodging on trips$356.32
Food and drink on trips$315.87
Entertainment on trips$110.64

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN JEFFERSON COUNTY (home to BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA)

% with any debt in collections40%
Average debt in collections$1,757
% with medical debt in collections21%
Average medical debt in collections$648
% with student loan debt18%
Average student loan debt$20,997
Average monthly student loan payment$175
% with auto debt28%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

YearPopulationPercent
January 20194,4684.8%
February 20194,1414.4%
March 20193,6864.0%
April 20192,8063.0%
May 20192,7313.0%
June 20193,6203.9%
July 20193,5423.8%
August 20193,3583.6%
September 20192,8963.1%
October 20192,8413.0%
November 20192,6572.8%
December 20192,7682.9%
January 20203,4833.8%
February 20203,1163.4%
March 20203,2843.5%
April 202014,58815.5%
May 202011,89412.4%
June 202010,86711.5%
July 202012,29712.7%
August 20209,0999.5%
September 202010,44610.8%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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